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upgrade internal hdd PS3

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hi!

 

I've a ps3 with an internal hdd of 80GB and now the capacity is full. I want to replace (or upgrade) the hdd of 80gb by one of 320gb.

But i've some questions about it:

 

- what type of hdd should I choose? 2.5"?

- which sata? 1 or 2 or 3?  Or 3gb/s or 6gb/s (I don't know if this is the same as sata 1 or 2 or 3)

              I've mostly heard ps3 only reads sata1, but does it also works with 2 or 3?

- the dimensions of the new hdd, or does just the height matters ?

- how much rpm ?

- is 320gb enough or should it be one of more capacity?

 

Thanks already!

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Re: upgrade internal hdd PS3

Aug 16, 2013

Welcome to the PlayStation Community.

 

Please check out this link, it details how & what you'll need to change out your current HDD on your PS3.

 

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/362/~/upgrade-the-hard-disk-drive-(hdd)

 

 

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Re: upgrade internal hdd PS3

Aug 16, 2013

what SATA do I need ? 1 or 2 or 3 ?

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GuEsT_1_2_ wrote:

what SATA do I need ? 1 or 2 or 3 ?

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It doesn't matter, SATA is backward compatible.

 

Just make sure you are getting a 2.5"  SATA internal HDD with at least 500GB of space Smiley Happy

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Aug 17, 2013

Hi

 

I didn't know that SATA is backward compatible. 

 

Thanks for everything ! 

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I had hook  1 TB HDD  3'5  to my old fat PS3  

 

 

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Although you can now find tb hard drives that will fit insid the ps3
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Oct 27, 2013

     I purchased the Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive from newegg.com for my CECH-2001A. I have not had much issues with it. However I bought this when PS+ started and now after downloading all the games as well as a few I purchased in that time, I no longer have much room left and have to delete games for new titles added to the IGC.

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